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Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
for the american people. opposition mounts to the nsa's mass collection of the phone records of millions of americans, the guardian reveals the existence of another secret contractxkeyscore, the barely everything the user does on the internet including e- mail, online chats, and browsing history. we will speak to spencer ackerman and longtime innocent expert journalist james bamford. his most recent article is headlined, "they know much more than you think." >> they claim we are only doing international, only doing foreign communications. when you're asking for local phone calls throughout the united states, everybody in the united states on a daily basis, where is the truth in all of these claims? >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the sentencing hearing for army whistleblower bradley manning began wednesday with a prosecution witness undermining the state's own claims manning's disclosures to wikileaks harm the united states. on wednesday, retired brigadier general robert carr, who oversaw the pentagon
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
it was harsh. how about those people who lied to the congress that represents the people about the nsa activities and bold faced lies saying they did not spy on americans? that is all i have to say. what you think about the sentence to reprimanding and what others would do if they provide that type of information? those in the future might provide this type of information to the public as well? caller: i would like to echo the previous gentleman's comments, and that is they did take an oath. at what point does your --scious do the right thing it is really a tough question. he did break his oath. at the same time, at what point is there a point when you should break the oath when it is for the greater good? >> usa today reflects hemlines and other papers. nsa admits new privacy violations. kevin johnson writing about the top intelligence officials here yen . there are other accounts of the story as well. theheard some thoughts on 35-year sentence handed down. you could make your thoughts known as well. kentucky up next. archie on the independent line. good morning. personally i think th
Aug 11, 2013 5:00am EDT
later when the nsa program has expanded so much. sideyou want allies on our , standing firm against islamic terrorism, after the president says the war is almost over -- i support the nsa program. we went through the nuances. apart from the isolationist the blameart from america first crowd in congress, one of the main reasons why we have a hard time maintaining support for programs such as the nsa is because the president has undercut us. he speaks in a schizophrenic way. he should be the one out there on national television. he should be the one of there, instead of talking about phony scandals, he should be talking about the speeches he has made about islamic terrorism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. [applause] we are up against a situation where people considered republicans or conservatives are defending a program of left of center president refuses to defend it himself. the country has to come first. that is why i believe a program such as the nsa, that as the basis for today's program, is so essential. let me talk about privacy versus security. menace of comm
Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of the nsa had actually caused inconvenience, damage, harm to un-american. i have not seen that story yet. wasve not seen a person who wrongfully identified to be a terrorist, was thrown in jail, given the fifth degree, and so on. there has been more inconvenience and damage to americans by the no-fly list and by taking shoes off in an airport then buy this program, which is precisely pointed toward finding people who pose threats to the united states, see who they are talking to, follow them up under court supervision to identify threats. stuff, this is potential we do not trust the government having information stuff. it is not real harm caused to real people by activities which are causing no good. >> i am not going to debate this, because i am not supposed to be the debater appear. but i am going to play devils advocate with you you. let us put it that way. i will take full accountability for that for our audience here and on the webcast. there are two things i would push you on. one is, how would you know if anyone had been harmed by abuse, given that the program is as secret as it i
Aug 1, 2013 2:30am PDT
together. >>> now the latest on the nsa and its surveillance programs. glenn greenwald dropped another revelation on the nsa ability to spy on millions of people. according to a reporter, the agency uses a program called x keyscore which gives analysts access to megadata. the nsa claims this program is its widest reaching television system. the program collects activity. e-mails, browser history can be searched by name, or keyword. this is critical for protecting america. internal documents say 300 terrorists were captured using information from x-keyscore. greenwald spoke about the program last night on msnbc. >> there's no oversight on these analysts, they click the clickdown menu. we think he's foreign, we think he works for a foreign government. they're often running with extremely evasive surveillance. >> meanwhile. both sides are questioning the nsa programs. patrick leahy lead the committee hearing said he's seen a list of terror events. but was not convinced the nsa tactics are effective. later today president obama intends to meet with congress to discuss programs as fell as t
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Aug 3, 2013 11:00am PDT
convicted. and nsa leaker edward snowden gets asylum. both are being celebrated in some circles, but are they really heroes? >>> welcome to "the journal editorial report." well, if you fund it, you're for it. that's the message this week from a group ofseative lawmakers to fellow republicans as they continue their push to make defunding obama care part of a deal to keep the government running past september. the plan, which could result in a government shutdown, is being met with resistance by some in the gop, with critics calling it political suicide. florida senator rubio had this message for the skeptical senators. >> if we pass this, you did not do everything you could. you paid for this. you doubled down on it. in ways that will have harm to our country. this is our last best chance. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan he ddinger. assistant editor james freeman. and washington columnist kim strasle. so, dan, this rubio strategy, what do you think of it? >> i think it's probably -- other than the fund-raising possibilities fo
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
in place at the terrorist surveillance program that is now referred to as the nsa program, basically, what it did was it allowed us, and i am confident of the program we put in place and we have not been involved in the classified stuff -- but the program we put in place saved as general alexander has said at nsa must stop over 50 attacks on the united states and our friends overseas over the course of the last 10 or 12 years. we put in place the and enhanced interrogation program, waterboarding. some people so that was torture. i do not believe it was torture. ksm may have felt it was torture. the fact was that the enhanced interrogation program was signed off by the justice department using techniques we used on our and people in training, it was not torture, it was a good program that allowed us to develop the intelligence we needed to keep america safe for 7 1/2 years.[applause] and it worked. the record speaks for itself. the cia put out a classified report in 2004. ksm was subjected to enhanced interrogation. a report was published, classified by the cia, and it has been declassified
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the investigators, the actual territory is held, so ultimately, it will be the rebel forces who determine whether or not the you when inspectors have the access that they require. it is said that this now comes to old late. . we are hearing from the u.n. that they will, regardless, begin their investigation on moday. the united states has very little doubt that damascus was behind this chemical strike, and the intelligence is basing these claims on the number of reported deaths. we are hearing upwards of 100 peop
Aug 4, 2013 8:00am PDT
to embassies or consulates. >> very frightening, jon, and thank you to you. >>> and while the nsa helped uncover this latest terror threat, there are also new revelations this morning in the controversy over its secret surveillance programs. glenn greenwald from "the guardian" newspaper has been at the center of all this breaking the story with his interview with edward snowden, and he joins us now from brazil. good morning, glenn. you're reporting there are new frustrations, frustrations in congress about being thwarted in attempts to exercise oversight. what does that mean, and who is stopping them? >> members of congress, members from both political parties actually came to us and showed us all kinds of letters and e-mails that they've been exchanging in which they're trying to get the most basic information about what the nsa is doing and spying on american citizens and what the fisa court has been doing in terms of declaring some of this illegal, some of it legal. remember, we keep hearing that there's all kinds of robust oversight by congress and we need not worry and yet these mem
Aug 6, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the watchers? what our left of our program tonight, the c-span out all looking at the nsa surveillance program. it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. that is not what this program is about. what the intelligence community at phoneis looking number is in durations of calls. --y are not looking at names >> they are very sensitive and very important. there is a balance between security at liberty and all was a time to reexamine that. >> you have a police state, and much more dangerous society. others. the center and the privacy is being violated, just ask my constituents. >> there is more inconvenient and damage to americans by the no-fly list and taking off your shoes than by this program. see you there are talking to and in order to identify threats. >> they're out for the next five weeks, the august research -- recess. we're going to spend the next five weeks, three nights a week hosting a c-span town hall, taking your thoughts and comments on issues of public policy and politics. -- numbers we will take your calls in just a moment, your facebook comments, a
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Aug 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
dropping. the nsa said it made mistakes when it accidentally tapped into your private communications. critics including those here in washington say that's not a good enough excuse. a fair and balanced debate with two key members of congress. >>> hillbilly hoopla. one couple's camouflage wedding came true when a duck dynasty member crashed the wedding. >>> plus, another baseball player off the roster. we'll tell you who he is. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. >>> and we begin with the chaos in egypt. egyptian forces cracking down on the muslim brotherhood as the military struggles to keep control of the country. they just raided the homes of muslim brotherhood members in an attempt to break up massive protests planned around the supreme court there. more than 800 people have been killed in violent demonstrations in less than a week. could the country be on the brink of civil war? leland vittert is monitoring the latest developments from our middle east bureau. leland? >> reporter: shannon, at least right now it appears so
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Aug 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to learn how much of your life the nsa knows about. here is a quick look what the fox affiliates are covering. fox 5 in atlanta, has the secretary that convinced yesterday's school shooting suspect to turn himself in. kcpq in washington has emotional testimony from afghan villagers, in the sentencing for the army soldier that murdered 16 civilians in afghanistan. and this is a live look from kttv in los angeles. big story, paparazzi lawsuit against musician kanye west for an alleged attack at lax. that's a live look from outside the belt for "special report." we will be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ (vo) purina cat chow. 50 years of feeding great relationship >>> nsa surveillance on americans is a lot more extensive than first thought. that was the lead line to a couple of stories in recent weeks. tonight it fits again. two reports tonight. first, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge with some history. good evening. >> two years ago, national security court known as fisa court determined nsa collection violated statutes and constitutional protections. in a half dozen doc
Aug 11, 2013 6:00am EDT
. question to my storingo who favor the of data records out of the nsa and allowing them to sandy phone companies. stay in the phone companies heard what weight do you give the factor we have such a litigious society that it is very easy for someone to go into judge,nd get a left-wing if you will, who will give a say , on injunction, and thus prevent the immediate availability of that information if it were allowed to be -- to remain in the phone company hands? there is a session court to up for that. you are dealing with just the fisa court, a judge -- >> you are talking while it is in the possession of the government, the nsa gecko what i'm talking about is -- the nsa? what i'm talking about is the dy made, taking it out of the nsa possession, allowing it to remain in five years in a phone company's possession. you're taking it out of and putting it into the civil courts, where the phone company is a subject to an injunction. >> general alexander and others in the nsa have discussed this. they have no philosophical problem with the phone company holding onto the records. again, their
Aug 12, 2013 10:00am EDT
, it makes it hard to defend a few weeks later why the nsa programs have expanded. when you want allies on our side saying it is important that they are by our size, and then you have the president saying that the war on terror is over. apart from whatever isolationist streak i have in congress, blaming america first crowd, one of the main reasons we have a hard time maintaining support for programs like the nsa is because the president has undercut us, and mainly in a schizophrenic way. he should be out there on national tv, instead of talking about phony scandals, talk about the phony speeches he has made about is monetarism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. we are up against a situation where the people who are considered republicans, conservatives, are depending the programs of a left-of-center president who refuses to defend the program itself. but the country comes first. basisa will use that as a for the program being so essential. privacy versus security. we face an enemy which is overseas and here in our own country. it is an enemy which is willing to carry out a
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Aug 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
facing increasing back lash from his own party on the nsa scandal. and just a short time ago, federal investigators searching for answers in the deadly ups plane crash in alabama. they announce new details about what may have gone wrong. but first. law makers and the president may both be on the summer break, but there is no vacation from the show down of obama care threatening to shut down the government. >> you and your family deserve the same relief the president gave to big businesses by giving a employer man date. >> they make it fail they will be sticking it to me. but they are sticking it to you. >> in a moment, brand new polls show how it is affecting the president and congress' approval numbers. >> also, violence escalates in egypt. security forces raiding a mosque with muslim supporters barricaded ndzment >> fox reports from the middle east. chaos gripping the partner in the volatile part of the world. >> helping to heal the heroes who sacrificed so much for all of us. where wounded warriors are timing up with olympics coaches. >> it is a lot. you cope them pushing every day
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Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
to pounce on this nsa mess to see how the heck it got messy. what we did not tell you is that it would take 60 days to find out. ♪ neil: all right. good news on this whole nsa mess. in 60 days, 60 days, we'll get to the bottom of this, 60 days. that's how long we have to wait to hear from the president's so-called surveillance panel to release initial findings, 60 days. imagine how much could happen in that time. why, look what happened in the last 60 days. on the heels the government collected 115 million americans phone records, we heard they were demanding and getting billions of e-mails from every major online site out there; then news that the nsa had 75% of all internet traffic under its watch, reports later that courts slapped the nsa more than a few times for this kind of overreach over just the last few years; then snooping on phone calls made abroad, phone calls from abroad, and nsa snoops spying on girlfriends, later explained it's just a few snoops on just a few girlfriends, and that's just in the lass 60 days. can you imagine what we'll discover in the next 60 days? the hills
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Aug 10, 2013 1:00pm PDT
're basically getting a newhe roommate, the nsa, and you cann kiss the 4th amendment good-bye. we know companies like microsoft are willing to cooperate with nsa. a if you report says local law l enforcement agencies are taking information surveillance fromsa the nsa and arresting americans because of that surveillance. what you're doing is inviting the government into your home. that, to me, is very dangerous. >> wayne, you have to be careful what you wear when you're watching tv. they might flip the switch and v watch you right back? >> that's true. and i agree.hey it's a terrible thing to have the government watching you for anything. federal geet the government out of awful our lives. however, nobody is forcing you once again to buy that particular television that has a that camera in c it's like buying a gun. you know a gun can kill somebody, might even kill you if you own the gun. so you got to be careful.n. so if you buy that television that has that camera, you're taking that risk. you don't have to -- wayne -- nobody is forcing you, but you buy the tv with the expectation thatpect
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Aug 26, 2013 10:00pm EDT
to nsa to crack them, if they had access to the emails. so is that what is going on here? the nsa is trying to get all of this information. but then it brings up a thought, why shut it down if they can still get it from you if you still have it? >> i'm walking a very fine line here without divulging what exactly transpired, but i was trying to prevent future transgressions. i have always been comfortable turning over to the government whatever information i have about a specific user. >> right. you have been subpoenaed on a few occasions, a couple of dozen subpoenas, and in those cases you didn't feel because there were individual people and there were reasons you granted those and -- and -- and -- you accepted the subpoenas and gave over the information. >> yeah, and going forward because i still have access to the data, i could be forced to do the same thing with a particular account. like i said before this was a question of access. should our federal government have access to private systems? to conduct surveillance on people without any kind of review? >> what about the argum
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Aug 5, 2013 11:00pm PDT
comments. nsa picked up some chatter. it is about time they got back into the business they are supposed to be in. secondly, al-qaeda has made it a point for years now not to use cell phones phones and other communications. dana made a point that maybe they are desperate now. my guess is some of this may have been to throw us off. the third thing is if we hadn't closed the embassies and something happened, you would have been all over us as a result. the last thing i will say to you is embassies have been closed for the last 75 years as various circumstances have dictated. this may be more than most closures, but it goes back to teddy roosevelt. i would not consider this to be an american weakness. >> i agree. >> and the other thing is the yemens are not this rogue agent and our research here is clearly a guy who is upset in the right winger. >> it is like the bar scene and where they hang out. that's the deal. >> let me ask you. critics of the nsa would say this is really convenient for this to happen. while these programs are under fire and snowden is embarrassing us and now we can say
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Aug 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
spying on the united nations. according to documents, nsa leaker ed snowden gave to germany's der spiegel magazine the national security agency hacked into the u.n.'s closed video feed. that let agents tap into meetings private diplomats. the documents claim that the nsa bugged the european union offices in d.c. and even hacked into its computer network. catherine herridge with the news live from d.c. now. catherine, what more are you learning about this? >> well, thank you, jon, according to the new nsa documents the national security agency not only infiltrated but cracked the code of the u.n. internal video conferencing network leading to it a significant jump in the nsa's intelligence reporting on the u.n. body. today a u.n. spokesman saying the reported bugging violates international agreements. >> the viability of diplomatic missions including the united nations and other international missions whose functions are protected by the relevant international conventions like the vienna convention has been well established international law. >> der spiegel also reporting that the nsa surv
Aug 7, 2013 10:00am EDT
with russian president putin. it is in retribution to russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa security leaguer edward snowden. it is also first-rate with rush on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. says obama still plans to attend the g 20 summit, but a one-on-one meeting with president putin has been postponed. president obama will also at a stop in sweden to his early september travel itinerary. in a statement today, senator schumer, democrat of new york, praised the cancellation. "the president clearly made the right decision, president putin is acting like a schoolyard bully and he does not deserve the respect of a bilateral summit." the president is in california today. he appeared on the "tonight show" with jay leno tonight. he will be visiting troops at the marine corps base. we will bring you the president of the remarks live starting at 3:50 eastern here on c-span. >> ladies intimate, the secretary of state john kerry, and shaun casey, and the executive director of the white ande office of faith-based partnerships, melissa. [applause] >> thank you. tha
Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
america's underpants. i wonder what our prison cells will look like when the nsa has us all arrested for thought crime. that's spectacular. [ applause ] >> that's a huge conspiracy theory. that's like way off the reservation. >> stephanie: that and a few burns and we're ready to go. >> we need to pad captain america's underpants. >> stephanie: who got to teach spinning class yesterday? who was on the big girl bike? >> i didn't teach it but the instructor is injured and she asked me to ride for her yesterday. >> stephanie: i could not be prouder of our little girl. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> it is a lot of pressure to be up on that platform. >> did you tell her that was weakness leaving the body? >> my weakness leaving the body. >> stephanie: very proud of you. here she is, noted spinning instructor, jacki schechner. >> stop it. please. good morning, everybody. if you were early to bed and early to rise like we are, you may have missed the president's appearance on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno got pretty serious with president obama asking him questions about everything from hi
Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
roughneck 36. who else thinks the recent terrace is based -- is just propaganda to justify the nsa spying program? let me throw that over to the panel. does anybody believe this could be a counterplay to justify what has been said and done about edward snowden? the first person to speak will get the floor. >> >> is this something that comes to mind. >> i want to go back to the u.s. at some point. it would be a clever way to do it. you can have a real threat and at the same time you can overreact. to make people understand it is not done by a big bad government that wants to control everything, but it is linked to a real threat and real issues and real interest from an american point of view. >> the europeans will be involved for their own interests. we should not criticize the u.s. for doing something we would like to do ourselves. >> france has been engaged in similar activities and may be gone a little bit further. maybe people were surprised by the scale they were. people i know said we know this was going on anyway. is that something that might have occurred to you, that what was reve
Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm PDT
pressure from british police. "the guardian" newspaper has destroyed hard drives with nsa documents but says there are safe copies elsewhere. >> the lead him of the muslim brotherhood in egypt has been the white house criticizes the move and considers cutting aid to cairo. >> get them while they are hot -- he gets to the soccer world cup go on sale in brazil -- tickets to the soccer world cup go on sale in brazil. >> the british government is stepping up its pressure on journalists looking into the nsa's global spying operations. police in london have overseen the destruction of hard drives at "the guardian" newspaper. >> but the efforts were to no avail because editors say there are copies in other locations, some of which are believed to be here in berlin. >> this latest effort comes after the partner of the journalists breaking the story was detained. >> two british security officials recently arrived at "the guardian" newspaper in london. their mission was to oversee the destruction of hard drives containing documents leaked by edward snowden. in the weeks before that, the briti
Aug 12, 2013 4:30am EDT
await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan by nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states' russia relationships in any priority. and treating them in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin, not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is prepared to visit him in russia after recently securing the papers he need
Aug 12, 2013 8:00am EDT
.s. embassies. on friday president obama announced proposals to change the oversight and transparency of the nsa. speakers included congressman peter king who chairs the homeland security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence, former new york times reporter judith miller and fox business network host john stossel. the event was cohosted by the manhattan institute, the weekly standard and the group concerned veterans for america. >> we want to thank you all for coming. i'm not normally intimidated when i speak at these events, but now that i didn't realize gunny sergeant duff was here, now i'm very worried. [laughter] it's great to have all of you. i also want to join in thanking those of you who serve for your service and to say how pleased i am that pete king and john stossel have agreed to be here and also judy miller and gary bernstein who will be joining us for the panel. pete, when i saw -- i saw pete in afghanistan, i was visiting with a couple of people looking around for about a week in late 2011, and pete had volunteered, reuped and gone to afghanistan then to help train the
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Aug 5, 2013 2:00pm PDT
for myself over the weekend. first of all, let me make a few comments. nsa picked up some chatter. it is about time nsa got back to the business they're supposed to be in. secondly, al qaeda has made a point for years now not to use cell phones and other communications. dana made a point before the show maybe they're desperate. my guess is some of it may be just to throw us off. the third thing, if we hadn't closed embassies and something happened, you all would be all over it. and the last thing i will say, embassies have been closed the last 75 years as circumstances dictate. this may be more closures, goes to teddy roosevelt when they closed some. i would not consider this american weakness. and also the yemens, not rogue or research, clearly upset, right winger. >> the bar scene is where all of the freaks hang out. that's the deal. >> dana, critics at the nsa would say this is really convenient for this to happen while the programs are under fire and snowden is embarrassing us, now we can come say look at all that we uncovered. >> i am uncomfortable talking about intelligent t
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Aug 11, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the president's ideas pure window dressing. others are defending the nsa and its surveillance of our phone calls and e-mails saying reforms could affect our counterterrorism efforts, in fact, make it dangerous for some of us. elizabeth prann with the news tonight from washington. >> hi, harris. on the heels of president obama's friday press conference we learned the government will continue its nsa surveillance program. there will be additional efforts with congress as well as other means to improve transparency. but that has created debate among lawmakers. the president says he will push for more explanation from the nsa as well as an independent attorney during secret foreign intelligence surveillance court hearings, or fisa hearings. as well as an outside advisory panel to review u.s. surveillance powers. some nsa backers say while its programs are keeping america safe, friday's proposals could slow the efficiency. >> the idea of having a public defender, when really it's a search warrant to the fisa court, which you wouldn't have in a normal criminal case, would slow down the efficacy and ef
Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
the opportunity to promote their own position on the nsa and the impact of budget cuts. >> al qaeda's on the rise in this part of the world and the nsa program is proven its worth yet again. we need to re-evaluate where we're at. sequestration has to be fixed. if this happens a year from now, our intelligence communities will be less capable. >> for more on the threat and ways being done to combat it, for that, i'm joined by nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. all right, pete, do we have new information from what we knew thursday and friday about this terror threat, from what we've learned over the weekend? >> well, yes, i think from members of congress, have been saying -- remember, they've been getting briefings on this. i must say, chuck, i think there's another factor at play here in addition to all the ones you mentioned about why the government is being so forthcoming about this. you may recall there was a lot of criticism after the bombing of twa flight 800 that the government was telling its people not to fly but not saying anything to the general traveling public. now the rule is
Aug 7, 2013 12:00pm PDT
's decision to grant nsa leaker edward snowden asylum. so are we headed toward a modern-day cold war between these two? >> i was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a lawbreaker or an alleged lawbreaker in their country. there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. you know e we've got to think about the future. >> mean tiemt, many are expecting more revelations from snowden related to u.s. surveillance programs. administration officials say those very programs helped uncover this latest terror threat, a potential al qaeda plot in the middle east. about a dozen and a half u.s. embassies and consulates are still closed, a precaution taken in response to that intelligence. critics of the government secrecy says the reports of this plot say snowden's leaks are adding transparency without undermining the successful spying operations. in his first public comme
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Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
new details about the activities of the nsa, the agency collected thousands of internet communications with no terror connections. the intent was to go far beyond what it had originally disclosed. we'll go deeper in that side of the story later in this newscast. the soldiers that killed 16 afghan civilians in a rampage last year faced more of his victims' families. the trial for sergeant bales has recessed for the day. there are 30 counts of murder, attempted murder and assault. allen schauffler is life for us, how likely is the jury to grant a possibility. you talk to others who know the military system, and they say simply no way. considering what he did. this man will get life in prison, period. they stopped hearing testimony for the day right now. we did hear from a couple of witnesses from afghanistan this morning. now we're hearing the other side, the defense's turn, and they're putting a human face on the monster the robert bales we've heard described by a whole string of prosecution witnesses. good time bobby is what his oldest brother named him today while he was on the stand.
Aug 11, 2013 8:00am PDT
.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and dav
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Aug 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
affairs says it is processing more claims than ever. >>> the nsa bugged the united nations and has been spying on countries at the headquarters for a year. this according to a german newspaper. spies reportedly cracking the coding system for a video conference room according to secret documents provided by ed ward snowed. t snowden. spies monitor movements in 80 embassies and consulates across the globe. >>> the mtv video music awards were all about justin timberlake. ♪ >> it was an awesome performance. timberlake took home the top prize of the night, shred i don't of the year for his song mirrors. he also received the michael jackson video van guard award. ♪ >> timberlake talking about former boy bandmates n sync who joined him on stage for a special performance. the last time they sang together was back in 2003 and justin said that it was great to be with them again. >> he gave them credit for giving him a start. which that was very nice. >>> in serious news this morning, president obama will award the military's top honor to army staff sergeant ty carter this afternoon. he will r
Aug 7, 2013 10:00am PDT
to talk about the nsa, russia, trayvon martin, hillary clinton 2016. the barriers, the way that we think about what slots fit in the media and how politicians use those, i don't think the obama white house thinks in those. i frankly don't think a lot of people who consume what we do think in those terms. i think this is a reflection of that. >> not at all. jay asked very good questions, jonathan. this was another example because there was so much news out there that the president has not been heard on. >> i'm sorry, andrea. i thought you were talking to cliff. in picking up on what chris was talking about. the president fielding questions from a late night talk show host instead of the white house press core, the president is not only picking his interviewer but picking his awed yejs. he's trying to leap frog us in the media and washington media and talking to the american people directly. in your intro the president will probably do a press conference before he goes on vacation, so i think what the president is doing is sort of an all approach. we'll talk to the press core in the white
Aug 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
. today we are finding out that according to the "wall street journal" that the u.s. government, the nsa is spying on, i don't know what word you want to use, but surveilling 75% of online communications. nsa built a surveillance network than officials have publicly showed. it can reach 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. this is days after the british government destroyed laptops that supposedly had information from edward snowden's files on it. i mean, what are the repercussions of this? >> i want to say one can be disturbed about what was done to glenn greenwald's partner and one can be concerned about the extent that is being revealed by the snowden leaks about nsa leaking. one can be disturbed by all of those things. being disturbed and concerned and the general march towards secrecy does not thereby say and bradley manning should be pardoned or released. i just want to make that clear, that those -- one can be properly concerned about all of those things and think that the snowden effect is more good than bad, but that -- again, i would say that doesn't mean that all bets are off and
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